There are few medical conditions as widely misrepresented as autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Conspiracy theories, myths and amateur diagnoses abound, confusing those who seek to know the reality and latest science-based thinking on this condition.
The next Sydney Skeptics dinner will be on June 20 and will feature Nicole Rogerson, the founding Director and CEO of Autism Awareness Australia, a national not-for-profit organisation which she set up in 2007.
Nicole is a frequent speaker on autism in the media, and in 2011 she was asked to present the work created for Autism Awareness Australia at the UN, where the organisation was inducted as a member NGO.
Nicole sat on the Federal Government’s Autism Advisory Board and continues to work for better access and government support for evidence-based intensive early intervention programs for children with autism.
She is also the Managing Director of the Lizard Children’s Centre, Australia’s largest and most respected provider of early intervention programs for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
No-one will give you a better understanding of the myths and reality of autism.
The dinner will be held at the Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club, West Ryde. Tickets are $50 including a buffet dinner.
Bookings are available via the Skeptics’ shop.